The 8 Best Wireless Car Chargers for 2023

The 8 Best Wireless Car Chargers for 2023

The 8 Best Wireless Car Chargers for 2023

$48 on Amazon

The iOttie Auto Sense Qi Wireless Car Charger has auto clamping arms

iOttie Auto Sense Wireless Car Charger

Premium automatic clamping

$48 on Amazon

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$29 on Amazon

The Upgraded Zeehoo wireless car mount is an excellent value

Upgraded ZeeHoo Wireless Car Charger

Best value for feature sets

$50 on Amazon

The Belkin Boost Charge magnetic wireless charger is MagSafe compatible

Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger

Best magnetic wireless car charger

$50 on Amazon

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$48 at Walmart

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iOttie Velox magnetic wireless charging car mount

Best magnetic wireless charger from iOttie

$48 at Walmart

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$38 on Amazon

The Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge 5 works with iPhones and Android devices

Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge 5

Good wireless car charger for iPhones and Android devices

$38 on Amazon

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$85 on Amazon

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger offers 15W charging for MagSafe iPhones

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe

The best fast-charging MagSafe wireless car charger

$85 on Amazon

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$22 on Amazon

ZealSound Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock

Spigen Mag Fit Phone Holder Car Mount

Affordable Apple MagSafe wireless charger compatible mount

$22 on Amazon

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$40 on Amazon

The Scosche MagicGrip FreeFlow Autogrip has auto-sensing arms

Scosche MagicGrip FreeFlow Autogrip

Auto-clamp wireless car charger from Scosche

$40 on Amazon

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$17 on Amazon

Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger

Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger

Best fast-charging USB-C cigarette lighter adapter

$17 on Amazon

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The best way to keep your phone charged while you’re on the go is to use a wireless car charger. Yes, carmakers have started realizing it might be smart to build in wireless phone chargers now that so many new phones offer wireless charging and people like to charge their phones while driving. Unfortunately, though, the vast majority of newer cars don’t have wireless phone charging. And when they do, it’s available only as an overpriced add-on. That means it’s up to drivers to get wireless chargers themselves.

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For the fastest charging speeds, you should opt for the wired route and use a USB-C or Lightning cable with a high-wattage cigarette lighter power adapter and fast-charging USB-C ports. But going wireless is clearly more convenient. With a wireless car charger, you just place your phone in your car mount — or on it in the case of magnetic mounts — and your phone automatically starts charging. You don’t have to worry about plugging a cable in to your phone every time you get in your car.

Alas, wireless charging doesn’t mean there aren’t any wires involved. You’ll still need to connect the charger to your vehicle. But once it’s set up, all you need to do is pop your phone in when you want to juice up.

Note that each wireless charger in this buyer’s guide is compatible with any wireless charging-enabled mobile phone, whether it’s an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy, a Google Pixel or any other Qi-enabled phone (some magnetic mounts include stick-on metal plates for Android devices to make them adhere to the mount).

I’ve personally tested all the devices in this roundup. I’ll keep updating this best list to consider new wireless phone chargers as they hit the market.

Read more: Best Car Phone Mounts for 2023

The iOttie Auto Sense Qi Wireless Car Charger has auto clamping arms
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iOttie’s “autosense” automatic clamping wireless car charger with a phone mount is one of the best out there. While it’s fairly pricey, we’ve seen some nice discounts on it recently. The Auto Sense Automatic Clamping Qi Charging Car Phone Mount is available in a dashboard mount version or a CD and vent clip version. (I tried the dashboard wireless charging mount.) This wireless car charger mount has a nicely designed telescoping arm with a strong suction cup, and the wireless charging mount feature is compatible with most phone cases. You get 7.5-watt charging for an iPhone and 10-watt for Android phones, which is considered fast wireless charging.

The Upgraded Zeehoo wireless car mount is an excellent value
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If you don’t mind going with a no-name brand like ZeeHoo, its wireless car charger has most of the features you want for phone charging, including autoclamping and a secure suction cup that can be installed on your car’s air vent, windshield or dashboards. It has USB-C and up to 15-watt fast charging for Android phones that support it (iPhones are capped at 7.5-watt charging). This upgraded version has a sleeker design than the original (see below), and it costs about $20 less than the iOttie above. However, this wireless charger doesn’t come with a cigarette lighter adapter — only a USB-C cable.

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The Belkin Boost Charge magnetic wireless charger is MagSafe compatible
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Belkin makes a MagSafe car-vent mount that costs around $40 as well as the BoostCharge Pro ($100, see below), which is Apple-certified and wirelessly charges iPhones at up to 15 watts. And while this model — the Belkin BoostCharge Magnetic Wireless Car Charger — only charges iPhones at up to 10 watts, it’s more affordable at around $60. Its USB-C cable is removable (it’s integrated on BoostCharge Pro) and you get a 20-watt cigarette-lighter power adapter. I personally like a car power adapter with two USB-C ports so a passenger can plug in a cable and also charge his or her phone, but you can always opt to add that later.

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iOttie

iOttie offers this MagSafe-compatible wireless car charger with a car vent mount. It has a strong magnet, so your iPhone stays on the mount, and it also has an integrated USB-C cable and cigarette-lighter power adapter so you’re ready to start charging out of the box. Note that iPhone “fast” charging caps out at 7.5 watts.

The Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge 5 works with iPhones and Android devices
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Scosche’s MagicMount Pro Charge is designed for both MagSafe-enabled iPhones but can also be used with Android devices if you stick the included MagicPlate on the back of your phone or case (it’s a metal plate that sticks to the mount’s magnet).

Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger offers 15W charging for MagSafe iPhones
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The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Wireless Car Charger with MagSafe is one of the few official Apple-certified MagSafe wireless car chargers, which means it can charge iPhones at the top wireless charging speed of 15 watts (most wireless car chargers only charge iPhones at up to 7.5 watts). The mount swivels, so you can view your phone in landscape or portrait mode, and a 20-watt car power adapter is included.

ZealSound Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock
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If you’ve already got Apple’s MagSafe wireless charging puck, this Spigen mounting accessory is a good option for bringing it into your car. As I said, the MagSafe wireless charger isn’t included. Nor is a USB-C cigarette lighter adapter. But at $30, this is a fairly affordable magnetic mounting accessory.

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The Scosche MagicGrip FreeFlow Autogrip has auto-sensing arms
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The Scosche MagicGrip FreeFlow Autogrip has two key features: an auto-sense arm that opens automatically when you place your phone in front of the mount (and closes around your phone when you place it on the mount), plus an articulating swing-arm that offers flexible viewing options for your device, including landscape and portrait modes.

Ainope Mini Fast USB Car Charger
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OK, so this isn’t a wireless charger, but a lot of the wireless car chargers on this list don’t include a cigarette-lighter power adapter, so I thought I’d throw this on the list at the end. I originally had an Aukey power adapter on this list, but it’s out of stock and this low-profile Ainope mini fast USB Car Charger offers even faster charging (up to 24 watts) and costs less. It has both a USB-C and USB-A port so you can charge two devices at the same time, but to get 15-watt wireless charging you’re going to be better off charging one device.

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